|Venue: Corio Oval||Date: Saturday May 14, 1910|
|Result: Won by 30 points||Umpire: Jack Elder||Crowd:|
|Goalkickers: G.Topping 4, A.McDonald 2, J.Baquie 1, G.Bruce 1, F.Elliott 1, A.Lang 1.|
Game ReviewIn a game of two totally different halves, Carlton pulled off a sensational victory over Geelong at Corio Oval on this Saturday afternoon, recovering from a goalless first half to overwhelm the Pivotonians by 30 points.
Both teams had won their first match of the season, but suffered injuries in the process and made four changes each to their line-ups. The Blues welcomed back ‘Wee’ Rod McGregor and included ex-Fitzroy star Percy Sheehan, former South Melbourne defender Bill Goddard and journeyman Jim Neylan in place of Billy Payne, Vin Gardiner, Alex Barningham and Andy O’Donnell.
After winning the toss, Geelong kicked with the aid of the wind in the opening term to set up an impressive lead of 16 points at the first break. With their following division off-key and McGregor having little influence in the centre, the Blues couldn’t get any system into their play. Carlton hadn’t kicked a goal by half-time, and the deficit had stretched to 22 points.
However, whatever Blues captain-coach ‘Pompey’ Elliott said to his team in the sheds at the long break, it worked. Following their captain’s example, the Blues attacked the contest with vigour and purpose when play restarted, and slammed through 4.2 to 1.2 in a dominant quarter. Elliott, McGregor and elusive full-forward George Topping led the way for Carlton, and with more cohesion in defence the Blues began to get right on top.
Early in the last quarter, Carlton hit the front for the first time when Topping posted his third major. Suddenly, Geelong got the staggers, and Carlton swarmed all over them, adding 6.5 to 1.1 in a barnstorming finish that boosted the Blues’ percentage and sent tremors through every other side in the competition. Topping finished with 4 goals, and the Navy Blues consolidated second place on the ladder to the only other undefeated team; Fitzroy.
At the end of this round Carlton were in 2nd spot on the ladder with a percentage of 172.5.
|B:||Norman Clark||Doug Gillespie||Dick Harris|
|HB:||Martin Gotz||Percy Sheehan||Jack Baquie|
|C:||Tom Clancy||Andy McDonald||George Bruce|
|HF:||Bill Goddard||Rod McGregor||Jim Marchbank|
|F:||Fred Elliott (cc)||George Topping||Jim Neylan|
|Ruck:||Jack Wells||Arthur Ford||Alex Lang|
ChangesIn: R.McGragor, P.Sheehan, J.Neylan, B.Goddard
Out: B.Payne, V.Gardiner, A.Barningham, A.O’Donnell
MilestonesDebut: Bill Goddard
Debut (Carlton): Percy Sheehan
Last Game: Jim Neylan
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